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April 2003 Comic Book Sales Figures
Estimated Comics Sold to North American Comics Shops
as Reported by Diamond Comic Distributors


Comic-book Title Issue Price Publisher Est. sales
1 Batman 614 $2.25 DC 153,556
2 Transformers Generation One Vol. 2 1 $2.95 Dreamwave 111,666
3 Ultimate Spider-Man 39 $2.25 Marvel 103,819
4 Amazing Spider-Man 52 $2.25 Marvel 96,894
5 New X-Men 139 $2.25 Marvel 96,249
6 New X-Men 140 $2.25 Marvel 95,189
7 Ultimate X-Men 32 $2.25 Marvel 90,736
8 Ultimate X-Men 31 $2.25 Marvel 90,337
9 Uncanny X-Men 421 $2.25 Marvel 86,744
10 Uncanny X-Men 422 $3.50 Marvel 86,130
11 Wolverine 189 $2.25 Marvel 61,453
12 Daredevil 46 $2.99 Marvel 60,685
13 Daredevil 45 $2.99 Marvel 60,440
14 JLA 80 $2.25 DC 60,332
15 X-Treme X-Men 24 $2.99 Marvel 59,257
16 Avengers 66 $2.25 Marvel 58,474
17 Incredible Hulk 53 $2.25 Marvel 57,998
18 Incredible Hulk 52 $2.25 Marvel 57,845
19 Green Arrow 23 $2.50 DC 55,434
20 Green Arrow 24 $2.50 DC 53,714
21 Marvel Universe The End 4 $2.99 Marvel 52,716
22 Captain America 12 $2.99 Marvel 51,948
23 Marvel Universe The End 3 $2.99 Marvel 51,702
24 Fantastic Four 68 $2.25 Marvel 51,549
25 Mystique 1 $2.99 Marvel 47,695
26 Peter Parker Spider-Man 55 $2.25 Marvel 47,664
27 Green Lantern 162 $2.25 DC 45,345
28 G.I. Joe 16 $2.95 Image 45,268
29 Green Lantern 163 $2.25 DC 44,593
30 Wolverine Xisle 1 $2.50 Marvel 43,733
31 Transformers Armada 10 $2.95 Dreamwave 43,226
32 G.I. Joe 17 $2.95 Image 42,612
33 JSA 47 $2.50 DC 42,305
34 Spawn 124 $2.50 Image 40,846
35 Punisher 24 $2.99 Marvel 40,616
36 Punisher 25 $2.99 Marvel 40,431
37 Wolverine Xisle 2 $2.50 Marvel 40,385
38 Hulk Wolverine 6 Hours 4 $2.99 Marvel 40,232
39 Wolverine Xisle 3 $2.50 Marvel 40,078
40 Wolverine Xisle 4 $2.50 Marvel 39,387
41 Wolverine Xisle 5 $2.50 Marvel 39,111
42 Detective Comics 781 $2.75 DC 38,343
43 Human Torch 1 $2.50 Marvel 37,207
44 Exiles 25 $2.99 Marvel 36,516
45 Astro City Local Heroes 2 $2.95 DC 35,886
46 Thundercats Return 3 $2.95 DC 35,886
47 X-Men Unlimited 43 $2.50 Marvel 35,855
48 X-Men Unlimited 45 $2.50 Marvel 35,072
49 X-Men 2 Movie Adaptation $3.50 Marvel 34,949
50 Sentinel 1 $2.99 Marvel 34,919
51 Aquaman 5 $2.50 DC 34,780
52 Superman 192 $2.25 DC 34,734
53 Thor 62 $2.99 Marvel 34,734
54 X-Men Unlimited 44 $2.50 Marvel 34,581
55 Thor 63 $2.99 Marvel 34,504
56 Masters of the Universe Vol. 2 2 $2.95 Image 34,443
57 G.I. Joe Frontline 6 $2.95 Image 33,905
58 Iron Man 67 $2.99 Marvel 32,569
59 Action Comics 802 $2.25 DC 32,216
60 Batgirl Year One 5 $2.95 DC 31,203
61 X-Statix 10 $2.99 Marvel 31,095
62 JLA Scary Monsters 2 $2.50 DC 31,080
63 Flash 197 $2.25 DC 30,972
64 Batman Gotham Knights 40 $2.75 DC 30,650
65 Batgirl 39 $2.50 DC 30,174
66 Hawkman 14 $2.50 DC 30,082
67 Adventures of Superman 615 $2.25 DC 29,790
68 Nightwing 80 $2.25 DC 29,590
69 Weapon X 8 $2.99 Marvel 29,467
70 X-Men Ronin 3 $2.99 Marvel 29,176
71 Captain Marvel 8 $2.99 Marvel 29,114
72 X-Men Ronin 4 $2.99 Marvel 28,608
73 Darkness Vol. 2 3 $2.99 Image 28,101
74 Rising Stars Bright 3 $2.99 Image 27,993
75 Paradise X 10 $2.99 Marvel 27,932
76 Superman & Batman Generations III 4 $2.95 DC 27,886
77 Superman Red Son 1 $5.95 DC 27,655
78 Agent X 10 $2.99 Marvel 26,842
79 Alias 21 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 26,842
80 Powers 30 $2.95 Image 26,765
81 Elektra 21 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 26,627
82 Elektra 22 (Res) $2.99 Marvel 26,596
83 Wonder Woman 191 $2.25 DC 25,905
84 Runaways 1 $2.50 Marvel 25,905
85 Batman Legends of the Dark Knight 166 $2.50 DC 25,736
86 Ghost in the Shell 2 Man Machine Interface 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 25,429
87 Fables 12 $2.50 DC 24,999
88 Y The Last Man 10 $2.95 DC 24,922
89 Robotech 5 $2.95 DC 24,907
90 Ultimate Adventures 3 $2.25 Marvel 24,415
91 Witchblade 63 $2.99 Image 24,369
92 Rawhide Kid 4 $2.99 Marvel 24,354
93 Batman Nevermore 1 $2.50 DC 24,170
94 Rawhide Kid 5 $2.99 Marvel 23,955
95 Star Wars Empire 7 $2.99 Dark Horse 23,863
96 Birds of Prey 54 $2.50 DC 23,586
97 Legion 19 $2.50 DC 23,279
98 Spider-Girl 59 $2.99 Marvel 23,264
99 Catwoman 18 $2.50 DC 23,264
100 Sojourn 22 $2.95 Crossgen 23,095
101 Robin 113 $2.25 DC 22,726
102 Hero 3 $2.50 DC 22,588
103 Transformers Generation One Vol. 2 Chrome Cvr 1 $5.95 Dreamwave 22,342
104 Tomb Raider 29 $2.99 Image 21,974
105 Thunderbolts 78 $2.25 Marvel 21,866
106 JLA Age of Wonder 1 $5.95 DC 21,237
107 411 1 $3.50 Marvel 20,853
108 Transformers More Than Meets Eye Official Guide 1 $5.25 Dreamwave 20,577
109 Star Wars Republic 52 $2.99 Dark Horse 20,438
110 Hellboy Weird Tales 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 20,315
111 Solus 2 $2.95 Crossgen 20,223
112 Star Wars Republic 53 $2.99 Dark Horse 19,763
113 Brian Pulido Lady Death 3 $2.95 Crossgen 19,517
114 Superman Metropolis 3 $2.95 DC 19,471
115 Tom Strong 20 $2.95 DC 19,102
116 Joss Whedons Fray 7 $2.99 Dark Horse 18,964
117 Global Frequency 7 $2.95 DC 18,903
118 Liberty Meadows 31 $2.95 Image 18,811
119 Soldier X 10 $2.99 Marvel 18,749
120 Beware The Creeper 1 $2.95 DC 18,473
121 Gotham Central 6 $2.50 DC 18,396
122 Call 1 $2.25 Marvel 17,935
123 Ruse 19 $2.95 Crossgen 17,843
124 100 Bullets 43 $2.50 DC 17,321
125 Gen 13 8 $2.95 DC 17,275
126 Spidey & Mini Marvels $3.50 Marvel 17,137
127 Hellblazer 183 $2.75 DC 16,953
128 Tomb Raider Journeys 12 $2.99 Image 16,830
129 Harley Quinn 31 $2.50 DC 16,538
130 Black Panther 57 $2.99 Marvel 16,477
131 Black Panther 58 $2.99 Marvel 16,400
132 Wildcats Version 3.0 9 $2.95 DC 16,277
133 Out There 17 $2.95 DC 16,123
134 Batman Adventures Newsstand Ed 1 $2.25 DC 15,663
135 Way of the Rat 12 $2.95 Crossgen 15,555
136 Chimera 3 $2.95 Crossgen 15,494
137 Blood & Water 2 $2.95 DC 15,064
138 Brath 3 $2.95 Crossgen 14,818
139 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 56 $2.99 Dark Horse 14,787
140 Micronauts 7 $2.95 Image 14,726
141 Bone 51 $2.95 Cartoon 14,480
142 CSI 4 $3.99 IDW 14,465
143 Path 14 $2.95 Crossgen 14,450
144 Stormwatch Team Achilles 10 $2.95 DC 14,281
145 Justice League Adventures 18 $2.25 DC 14,281
146 Simpsons Comics 81 $2.50 Bongo 14,050
147 Lucifer 37 $2.50 DC 13,928
148 Scion 35 $2.95 Crossgen 13,881
149 Kiss 9 $2.99 Dark Horse 13,605
150 Power Company 15 $2.75 DC 13,452
151 Hellspawn 16 $2.50 Image 13,313
152 Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer Starring Spider-Man $2.99 Marvel 13,175
153 Doom Patrol 19 $2.50 DC 13,052
154 Dawn Convention Sketchbook 2003 $2.95 Image 12,791
155 Batman 613 $2.25 DC 12,592
156 Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer Starring X-Men $2.99 Marvel 12,576
157 Marvelous Adventures of Gus Beezer Starring Hulk $2.99 Marvel 12,484
158 God Loves Man Kills Reprint Ed $4.99 Marvel 12,438
159 Negation 17 $2.95 Crossgen 12,315
160 Mystic 35 $2.95 Crossgen 12,208
161 Judge Dredd Vs Aliens Incubus 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 12,177
162 Savage Dragon 106 $2.95 Image 12,162
163 Mark of Charon 2 $2.95 Crossgen 12,146
164 Botp Battle Book $4.99 Image 12,131
165 Karza 2 $2.95 Image 12,100
166 First 30 $2.95 Crossgen 12,085
167 Crux 25 $2.95 Crossgen 12,039
168 Route 666 11 $2.95 Crossgen 11,701
169 Bart Simpson Comics 12 $2.50 Bongo 11,701
170 Sigil 35 $2.95 Crossgen 11,686
171 Aria Uses of Enchantment 2 $2.95 Image 11,593
172 Hunter Age of Magic 22 $2.75 DC 11,593
173 Strangers In Paradise Vol. III 57 $2.95 Abstract 11,578
174 Meridian 35 $2.95 Crossgen 11,394
175 Futurama Comics 12 $2.50 Bongo 10,641
176 Kore 1 $2.95 Image 10,534
177 Sweatshop 1 $2.95 DC 10,350
178 Shonen Jump Vol. 1 $4.95 Viz 10,319
179 Codename Knockout 23 $2.75 DC 10,258
180 Sleeper 4 $2.95 DC 9,950
181 Spyboy 13.1 Manga Affair 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 9,935
182 Crossovers 4 $2.95 Crossgen 9,858
183 Mythstalkers 1 $2.95 Image 9,674
184 Blood Legacy Young Ones One-Shot $4.99 Image 9,674
185 Sandscape 3 $2.95 Dreamwave 9,306
186 Ra Salvatore Demon Wars Trial By Fire 5 $2.95 Crossgen 9,244
187 Vampirella 18 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 9,183
188 American Century 23 (Res) $2.75 DC 9,091
189 Vampirella 19 Reg Ed $2.99 Harris 8,983
190 Violent Messiahs Lamenting Pain 3 $2.95 Image 8,476
191 Automatic Kafka 8 $2.95 DC 8,277
192 Powerpuff Girls 37 $2.25 DC 8,092
193 21 Down 8 $2.95 DC 8,092
194 Defiance 7 $2.95 Image 7,985
195 Grendel God & Devil 3 $3.50 Dark Horse 7,877
196 Hawaiian Dick 3 $2.95 Image 7,801
197 Rex Mundi 3 $2.95 Image 7,785
198 Queen & Country 15 $2.95 Oni 7,309
199 Agents 1 $2.95 Image 7,279
200 Knights of the Dinner Table Mini-Series Px Sp Vol. 1 2 $2.99 Kenzer 7,217
201 Oh My Goddess 96 Phantom Racer (1 Of 4) $2.99 Dark Horse 7,171
202 Heirs of Eternity 1 $2.95 Image 7,171
203 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 9 $2.95 Mirage 7,048
204 Jack Staff 2 $2.95 Image 6,956
205 Knights of the Dinner Table 78 $3.99 Kenzer 6,925
206 Venture 3 $2.95 Image 6,864
207 Blackburne Covenant 1 $2.99 Dark Horse 6,849
208 Blade of the Immortal Fall Frost (6 Of 6) 78 $2.99 Dark Horse 6,419
209 Stray Bullets 31 $2.95 El Capitan 6,373
210 Black Sun 6 $2.95 DC 6,158
211 Strangers 2 $2.95 Image 6,019
212 Tech Jacket 5 $2.95 Image 6,004
213 Cerebus 288 $2.25 Aardvark-Vanaheim 5,958
214 Firebreather 4 $2.95 Image 5,927
215 Scooby Doo 71 $2.25 DC 5,912
216 Shi Pandoras Box 1 $3.50 Avatar 5,835
217 Sonic The Hedgehog 122 $2.19 Archie 5,820
218 Grrl Scouts Work Sucks 3 $2.95 Image 5,728
219 Love & Rockets Vol. 2 7 $3.95 Fantagraphics 5,666
220 Devils Footprints 2 $2.99 Dark Horse 5,574
221 Lovebunny & Mr Hell Savage Love $2.95 Image 5,513
222 Resistance 8 $2.95 DC 5,451
223 Mace Bounty Hunter 1 $2.99 Image 5,344
224 Super Manga Blast 30 $5.99 Dark Horse 5,267
225 Shadows 2 $2.95 Image 5,236
226 Mucha Lucha 1 $2.25 DC 5,206
227 Metal Hurlant 5 $3.95 Humanoids 4,898
228 Xin Journey Vampi Omega Preview Ed $1.99 Harris 4,192
229 Deathmask 1 $2.99 Future 4,131
230 Shi Illustrated Warrior 7 $2.99 Crusade 4,085
231 Gold Digger 41 $3.50 Antarctic 4,039
232 Forever Maelstrom 6 $2.95 DC 3,854
233 Warren Ellis Scars 4 $3.50 Avatar 3,777
234 Paradigm 8 $2.95 Image 3,762
235 Hero Double Feature $4.95 DC 3,639
236 Looney Tunes 101 $2.25 DC 3,593
237 Zen 0 $2.95 Zen 3,516
238 Goon 4 $2.95 Albatross Exploding 3,516
239 Mmh Ultimate Venom $3.99 Marvel 3,378
240 Courtney Crumrin & Coven of Mystics 4 $2.95 Oni 3,348
241 Archie 535 $2.19 Archie 3,225
242 Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated 21 $2.99 Kenzer 3,133
243 Boneyard 10 $2.95 NBM 3,133
244 Big Daddy Danger 9 $2.95 DC 3,086
245 Whiz Kids 1 $4.95 Image 3,056
246 Batman 610 $2.25 DC 2,979
247 Metallix 4 $3.50 Future 2,825
248 Betty & Veronica 187 $2.19 Archie 2,825
249 Freemind 5 $3.50 Future 2,795
250 Batman Gotham Adventures 60 $2.25 DC 2,749
251 Cartoon Cartoons 17 $2.25 DC 2,733
252 Betty 125 $2.19 Archie 2,687
253 Betty 124 $2.19 Archie 2,687
254 Sabrina Vol. 2 44 $2.19 Archie 2,672
255 Alice In Sexland Extreme 1 $3.50 Fantagraphics 2,672
256 Radiskull & Devil Doll Radiskull Hate Love One-Shot $2.95 Image 2,626
257 Betty & Veronica Double Digest 114 $3.59 Archie 2,595
258 Veronica 139 $2.19 Archie 2,580
259 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II Bumper Ed Parts 1 & 2 $5.95 DC 2,549
260 Archie & Friends 69 $2.19 Archie 2,503
261 Ap How To Draw Manga 23 $4.95 Antarctic 2,503
262 Ninja High School 105 $3.50 Antarctic 2,472
263 Archie & Friends 70 $2.19 Archie 2,457
264 Footman 15 Fairy Fire One-Shot $2.95 Bald Guy 2,426
265 Three Strikes 1 $2.99 Oni 2,426
266 Archie Double Digest 142 $3.59 Archie 2,411
267 Batman 612* $2.25 DC 2,380
268 Batman Double Feature $3.95 DC 2,334
269 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II Bumper Ed Parts 3 & 4 $5.95 DC 2,334
270 Jughead 150 $2.19 Archie 2,319
271 Counter Ops 1 $3.95 Antarctic 2,257
272 Raijin Comics 17 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,242
273 Archie Pals N Gals Double Digest 75 $3.59 Archie 2,242
274 Raijin Comics 18 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,242
275 Raijin Comics 19 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,242
276 Wonder Woman 190 $2.25 DC 2,242
277 Raijin Comics 20 $4.95 Gutsoon 2,227
278 Archie Mysteries 27 $2.19 Archie 2,180
279 Art & Beauty 2 $4.95 Fantagraphics 2,134
280 Silencers 1 $3.50 Moonstone 2,134
281 Amazing Spider-Man 51 $2.25 Marvel 2,104
282 Jugheads Double Digest 94 $3.59 Archie 2,104
283 Betty & Veronica Digest 138 $2.39 Archie 2,088
284 Ghost in the Shell 2 Man Machine Interface 2 New Ptg $3.50 Dark Horse 2,058
285 Joss Whedons Fray 4 $2.99 Dark Horse 1,966
286 Genus 58 $3.50 Radio 1,950
287 Zatanna Everyday Magic $5.95 DC 1,935
288 Mmh Ultimate War $3.99 Marvel 1,935
289 Laugh Digest 183 $2.39 Archie 1,919
290 Supergirl 80 $2.50 DC 1,873
291 Young Witches Vol. 5 Legacy 5 $3.95 Fantagraphics 1,843
292 Jaguar God Return To Xibalba $3.95 Verotik 1,843
293 Hsu & Chan 2 $2.95 Slave Labor 1,812
294 Jughead W/Archie Digest 183 $2.39 Archie 1,781
295 Artbabe Presents La Perdida 3 $4.95 Fantagraphics 1,751
296 Ghost in the Shell 2 Man Machine Interface 1 $3.99 Dark Horse 1,735
297 Thieves & Kings 41 $2.95 I Box 1,704
298 Dragon Arms 5 $3.50 Antarctic 1,689
299 Joss Whedons Fray 5 $2.99 Dark Horse 1,674
300 Neotopia 3 $3.95 Antarctic 1,612
Top-Selling Trade Paperbacks
Trade Paperback title Price Publisher Est. sales
1 Batman Hush HC $19.95 DC 7,325
2 Orbiter HC $24.95 DC 7,248
3 Hellboy Art of Mike Mignola HC $49.95 Dark Horse 5,374
4 Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5 Ultimate War $10.99 Marvel 4,561
5 Incredible Hulk Vol. 3 Transfer of Power $12.99 Marvel 4,407
6 Green Arrow Quiver $17.95 DC 4,146
7 League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Book One $14.95 DC 4,115
8 JSA Vol. 4 Fair Play $14.95 DC 4,023
9 Star Wars Infinities Empire Strikes Back $12.95 Dark Horse 3,916
10 Star Wars A Long Time Ago Vol. 5 Fools Bounty $29.95 Dark Horse 3,440
11 Cowboy Bebop Shooting Stars Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 3,332
12 Lucifer Vol. 4 Divine Comedy $17.95 DC 3,317
13 Super Friends Truth Justice & Peace $14.95 DC 3,286
14 Batman Harvest Breed SC $17.95 DC 3,225
15 Alias Vol. 1 $19.99 Marvel 3,133
16 Metropolis $13.95 Dark Horse 3,117
17 Batman Adventures Dangerous Dames & Demons $14.95 DC 2,887
18 Will Eisners Spirit Archives Vol. 10 HC $49.95 DC 2,703
19 Xenozoic Tales Vol. 1 $14.95 Dark Horse 2,672
20 Kolchak Night Stalker Lambs To Slaughter $6.95 Moonstone 2,595
21 Captain Marvel Vol. 1 Nothing To Lose $12.99 Marvel 2,580
22 Transformers Armada Vol. 1 $13.95 Dreamwave 2,549
23 Inu Yasha Vol. 13 $8.95 Viz 2,503
24 X2 Movie $12.99 Marvel 2,503
25 Fantastic Four Vol. 1 Imaginauts $17.99 Marvel 2,488
26 Peter Parker Spider-Man Vol. 4 Trials & Tribulations $11.99 Marvel 2,488
27 Hulk Legends Vol. 1 Hulk/Wolverine 6 Hrs $13.99 Marvel 2,472
28 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 3 $13.95 Comicsone 2,472
29 Legion of Super Heroes Archives Vol. 12 HC $49.95 DC 2,442
30 30 Days of Night $17.99 IDW 2,426
31 Justice League of America Archives Vol. 8 HC $49.95 DC 2,365
32 Cardcaptor Sakura Master of the Clow Vol. 4 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,334
33 Forge #13 $7.95 Crossgen 2,273
34 Mac Raboy Flash Gordon Vol. 1 $19.95 Dark Horse 2,119
35 Marmalade Boy Vol. 6 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,088
36 Vector #13 $7.95 Crossgen 2,073
37 Chobits Vol. 5 $9.99 Tokyopop 2,042
38 Path Vol. 2 Blood On Snow $15.95 Crossgen 1,904
39 Fushigi Yugi Vol. 8 Friend $9.95 Viz 1,889
40 Kodocha Vol. 6 Sanas Stage $9.99 Tokyopop 1,827
41 Essential Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 New Ptg $14.99 Marvel 1,827
42 Adam Strange Man of thewo Worlds $19.95 DC 1,812
43 Route 666 Vol. 1 Highway of Horror $15.95 Crossgen 1,797
44 Tokyo Mew Mew Vol. 1 $9.99 Tokyopop 1,751
45 Y The Last Man Vol. 1 Unmanned $12.95 DC 1,704
46 Shadow Star Nothing But Truth $14.95 Dark Horse 1,628
47 Ranma 1/2 Vol. 22 $9.95 Viz 1,597
48 Negation Vol. 2 Baptism of Fire $15.95 Crossgen 1,536
49 Modern Masters Volume 1 Alan Davis $12.95 Two Morrows 1,520
50 Wizard Alex Ross Millennium HC Updated Ltd Ed $24.99 Wizard 1,489




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